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Politics Jan 21Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemic
Donald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns, with revenue plunging more than 40 percent at his Doral golf property, his Washington hotel and both his Scottish resorts.
Health Nov 19As COVID deaths soar, nursing home deaths caused by neglect surge in the shadows
A nursing home expert who analyzed data from the country's 15,000 facilities for The Associated Press estimates that for every two COVID-19 victims in long-term care, there is another who died prematurely of other causes.
Nation Jun 07Duty to intervene: Floyd cops spoke up but didn’t step in
Minneapolis was among several cities that had policies on the books requiring police officers to intervene to stop colleagues from using unreasonable force, but that didn't save George Floyd.
Health May 09NY’s Cuomo criticized over highest nursing home death toll
Of the nation’s more than 25,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, more than a fifth of them — about 5,300 — are in New York, according to a count by The Associated Press, and the toll…
Health May 03Faced with 20,000 dead, care homes seek shield from lawsuits
At least 15 states have enacted laws or governors’ orders that explicitly or apparently provide nursing homes and long-term care facilities some protection from lawsuits arising from the crisis.
Health Apr 23Nursing homes plead for more coronavirus tests
After two months and more than 10,000 deaths that have made the nation’s nursing homes some of the most terrifying places to be during the coronavirus crisis, most of them still don’t have access to enough tests.
Health Apr 12Nursing home deaths soar past 3,300 in alarming surge
More than 3,300 deaths have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities nationwide, an alarming rise in just the past two weeks.
World Mar 27UK’s Boris Johnson tests positive for virus, deaths soar in Spain
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, while the number of infections in the United States surged to the most in the world and Spain announced a record number of virus deaths overnight.
Health Mar 21Nursing Home Outbreaks Lay Bare Chronic Industry Problems
Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can't afford to…
Economy Mar 12Staggering corporate debt becomes risk as virus hits economy
The numbers are staggering: Corporate debt worldwide comes to $72 trillion, up from $32 trillion in 2005.